Academics

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Academics

We believe that research, creative practice, and teaching are intrinsically linked. Our commitment to artmaking and design as an ongoing practice is central to all levels of our teaching, from the introduction of a nonmajor through the graduate program. Students have the opportunity to work with talented faculty members on projects and gain skills and insights on all aspects of design The academic and creative knowledge generated by the School of Art + Design is disseminated in a rich variety of forms including books, articles, and exhibitions.

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The Urban FarmFirst-Year Interest Groups

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) bring students with similar interests together.

rendering of residential communityArt and Design Academic Residential Community

Learn about the new Art and Design Community.

Explore School of Art + Design Courses for Nonmajors

Try out some courses open to all UO students to help you decide whether a major in the School of Art + Design is right for you.

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Studio Learning

Design thinking is a fundamental element in the creative process and studio instruction provides students with opportunities to develop this skill. A studio is a unique classroom experience where designers and artists can work with materials and tools to solve design problems in a workshop environment.

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Brittany Lang (BS ’16, product design), Associate Professor Susan Sokolowski, and product design student Austin Christianson discuss materials for a design.